The Palmetto State (SC) is home to many of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the United States in areas like Mount Pleasant, James Island, Charleston, Fort Mill, and Myrtle Beach. But there is a neighborhood in the Lexington, SC area that beats them all in our book.
The Saluda River Club is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the state of South Carolina. Homes often sell within a few hours with multiple bids. There is no sign of demand slowing down for this beautiful community.
What is so amazing about the Saluda River Club?
We believe living in South Carolina is a glorious thing just about anywhere in the state, but but we invite you to discover the stand-out features about this community that make it the cream of the crop. If you are looking for world-class living, this is it!
The neighborhood sits along the beautiful Saluda River with picturesque hills, a 45-foot bluff overlooking the river, and terraced landscapes. With the woods, river views, and resort-style landscaping, the neighborhood overflows with character and charm.
The Saluda River Club spares no expense in providing the best amenities to its residents. Meticulously landscaped common areas welcome residents and visitors. Paved walking trails meander throughout the 85-acre property, leading to beautiful ponds, playgrounds, mini-parks, nature trails, and greenspaces. A few favorite activities include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
Two gorgeous clubhouses provide entertainment space and recreational opportunities. The first stands at the center of the neighborhood with a park, pagoda, and swimming pool nearby. The other is located toward the back of the neighborhood near the fire pit, river access, and kayak launches and boasts a large meeting area as well as an infinity pool.
The clubhouses host clubs and activities for residents of all ages and residents may rent out the facilities for events and parties.
In addition to the river living, trails, and parks, this is a dog-friendly community with an exclusive dog park for residents. Families can also enjoy a resort-style fitness center.
In real estate, it’s all about “location, location, location!” Saluda River Club has a central location in the Midlands of South Carolina. The neighborhood sits in Lexington, not far from Lake Murray. And Saluda River Club is only about 10-15 minutes away from downtown Columbia, the University of South Carolina, and the thriving nightlife scene at the Vista in Columbia.
The Lexington 1 School District is one of the best in the entire state of South Carolina. And the cost of living in Lexington is relatively low compared to many other premier school districts and luxury neighborhoods in the state and around the country.
Saluda River Club has 3 districts made up of different individual neighborhoods, each with its own specialty: the Village District, the River District, and the Woodlands District. The median home price is about half a million dollars. But prices range from around $200,000 to well over $1 million.
The Village District has a dedicated patio home neighborhood. It's a perfect retirement spot for people who want to enjoy all the amenities of the neighborhood without having to worry about a large lawn and who appreciate the same luxuries as a larger home may have.
The Cottages neighborhood in the Village District boasts whimsical cottages that line the road with a small-town feel. The garages are all in the back of the homes and sidewalks and beautiful landscaping line the front yards.
One area near the first clubhouse could almost be mistaken for Charleston’s Rainbow Row. The parade of cheerful no-maintenance townhomes overlooks the clubhouse and courtyard. This is a great entry-level home for first-time buyers and young professionals who want to enjoy the luxuries of Saluda River Club without worrying about lawn maintenance.
The Vineyard area of the River District boasts California Napa Valley inspired homes with rustic and Italian influences and farmhouse style homes. Many of these homes have retractable glass walls, outdoor living spaces, and the option to have a casita (a little house) attached to the main residence.
The Hillside neighborhood is a naturally terraced landscape with 2-3 bedroom villas with drive under garages perfectly situated around a charming courtyard.
Closer to the river, the homes get larger and even more luxurious in the River District with many three-car garages, larger yards, and homes worth over 1 million dollars each.
The Woodlands District emphasizes timeless architectural detailing, a seamless harmony between indoor spaces and outdoor living, and privacy while maintaining environmental sensitivity.
The newest neighborhood, The Bluffs, perch on a 45-foot bluff overlooking the scenic Saluda River. This area boasts farmhouse and Southern California style luxury homes with countless customization options including your own private infinity pool carved into the bluff.
Realtor and resident, Sarah Bennett, shares why Saluda River Club is so successful
Sarah Bennett is the Number 1 REALTOR® at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Medley. She was also voted Best Real Estate Agent in Columbia in 2020 by Free Times readers. Here are her thoughts on the popularity and magic of Saluda River Club:
“As a real estate agent and resident of Saluda River Club, there’s no doubt that the homes and amenities in the neighborhood are spectacular and unlike anything else you will find in the Midlands. But as I explain to my buyer clients, my favorite thing about SRC is the true sense of community—you are not just buying a house, you are buying into the community lifestyle. A fire pit by the river is nice and cozy, but to stay up late making s’mores with neighbors puts a permanent smile on your face. An infinity pool is beautiful, but soaking up the sun all day with your best friends makes memories that will last a lifetime. The people are the true amenity of this neighborhood and I’m so fortunate to get to both live and sell in Saluda River Club.”
Interested in discovering more about the Saluda River Club?
The best thing to do is sign up for a free home tour in person. Enjoy a scenic golf cart ride around the various districts in the community and let yourself fall in love. It will be difficult to imagine yourself living anywhere else when you are done!
Ready to build your Saluda River Club dream home?
We’d be glad to help you build your luxury dream home in Saluda River Club in Lexington, SC. This is a neighborhood you’ll never want to leave once you discover it. Find your lot, then let's get started!
Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
We also build in other areas around Columbia like Lexington, Forest Acres, West Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Ballentine, downtown Columbia, Lake Carolina, and the Lake Murray area.
Here are just a few of the Saluda River Club’s many awards.
Saluda River Club recently won the 2020 Pinnacle Award for Best Subdivision/Community
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